Report of the visit of Glasgow University Medico-Chirurgical Society to the hospitals and medical schools of Berlin, Hamburg and London, 1936; talks, with slides, and articles, 1966-c. 1980; material relating to the Senior Fellows Club, 1980; A Short History of Glasgow Royal Infirmary by John Partick, 1940; reprint of the first issue of the Glasgow Advertiser 1783, 20th Century.
Papers of William Barr Stirling, (1914-1988), surgeon
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- Dates of Creation1936-1980
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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William Barr Stirling was born on 8 August 1914. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and graduated Bachelor of Medicine andin both Edinburgh and Surgery (MB, ChB) from Glasgow University in 1937 and was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow in 1948. He joined the Royal Navy at the start of World War Two, took part in the Norwegian Campaign and also helped establish the Naval hospital in Ceylon. On returning to Glasgow, he joined the staff of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, working with Arthur Jacobs whom he succeeded as Chief in the Urology Department in 1964. He remained in charge of the Department until 1977. His book, "Aotography", became a classic of its day. He died in 1988.
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